Female Bicyclist Hit & Killed By Truck In Boston

By Paul Burton, WBZ-TV

BOSTON (CBS) – On Sunday afternoon at about 3:30, a 20-year-old woman was either riding her bicycle or walking beside it when she was struck by a truck, police said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. There was a mangled bike found about a mile from the crash scene on Bay State Road.

“It’s really a bad intersection, ” one resident said, describing the corner of Beacon Street and Charlesgate West, where the crash occurred.

There is a bike lane on Beacon Street, but police said the woman was hit by a truck that did not stop.

Investigators are trying to identify the driver of the truck involved in the incident.

“People just don’t care anymore,” another resident said. “They are in such a hurry; they don’t care who they hit at all.”

Police pulled over two trucks after the crash but they would not confirm whether either vehicle was involved in the incident.

“It’s very scary; I live right next-door. I hope they honor the victim by making the road safer,” a resident said.

As of Sunday night, police had not made any arrest or issued any violations.

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